The Wedding Biz – 498 REVISIT CALEB JORDAN LEE – Filmmaker Extraordinaire!

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“I resonate with the client that wants to make you a part of their family throughout the wedding weekend.” Listen as Andy and his guest Caleb Jordan Lee discuss Caleb’s early passion for travel and filmmaking, Caleb starting his LLC at sixteen and why he decided to film weddings, plus much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz.


Caleb is a brilliant filmmaker and the owner of East West Production, a full-service event filmmaking company with award-winning coverage. Caleb’s work has been showcased in publications such as People’s Magazine, particularly for shooting Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s wedding. He has also been featured in Vogue, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Brides Magazine, and Harpers Bazaar named Caleb as one of the world’s top filmmakers.

Caleb speaks about his first year in business and how his sister’s wedding was the catalyst for his business boom. He speaks about how important he feels relationships are with the creative partners and planners and how he works with the planners to create the best product.

Listen as Caleb shares a story about Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s wedding and how iconic his shot of her walking down the aisle with her 70 foot train was. Caleb also discusses how he and his team edit and how everything plays a part in getting the perfect film for his clients.

Caleb shares the work he does commercially and how he brings emotion to each small snippet, and he talks about the challenges he faces when telling a client’s story, his perspective on social media, the equipment he uses, and how he keeps up with the constant technology change. Caleb started as a teenager and has been in the industry for over ten years. His is a success story you don’t want to miss!

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Time Stamps

[01:27] – Today’s episode is a revisit of Andy’s 2020 interview with Caleb Jordan Lee of East West Production!

[02:49] – Caleb shares where he grew up and how he ended up back in the area.

[03:40] – Caleb speaks about how family values have shaped the man he is today.

[05:08] – Caleb began shooting videos in the Himalayas, transitioned to weddings, and found passion and success.

[08:31] – Caleb talks about where the idea of filming weddings came from.

[09:42] – Hear how Caleb’s career blossomed through learning from experienced mentors and prioritizing relationships, particularly with wedding planners.

[12:16] – Caleb discusses his process and how it’s all about his relationships with planners.

[13:24] – Caleb realized the importance of scaling his business wisely, opting for quality over quantity in client experiences.

[14:18] – Caleb speaks about how he works with the planners when getting to know the clients.

[16:04] – Caleb shares about some standout events he has done throughout the years.

[17:58] – Caleb discusses the experience he had when filming Nick Jonas’ and Priyanka Chopra’s wedding.

[21:09] – Caleb speaks about catching Priyanka walking down the aisle with a 70′ train and how iconic it was.

[23:08] – Caleb talks about how he and his team edit film.

[25:10] – We learn that Caleb’s journey into the hospitality market stemmed from his love for weddings and capturing the essence of experiences.

[27:49] – Putting together a reel of his work and trying to put all the parts together to create a story is the hardest thing Caleb does.

[28:37] – Caleb shifted his wedding videography style to focus on capturing genuine, intimate moments, tailored to each client’s preferences.

[31:01] – Discover that Caleb hasn’t encountered major disasters in his wedding videography career, though drone flights remain nerve-wracking.

[32:44] – Caleb discusses how he views the business side of his company.

[33:51] – Caleb shares his perspective on social media and he uses it in his business.

[36:29] – What equipment does Caleb use, and how does he handle the constant changes with technology?

[38:26] – Caleb feels successful if he can bring other people up with him.

[39:59] – Andy reveals where Caleb can be found online.

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